Maestro Classics “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” Review

  I’ve shared Maestro Classics with you before, but today I want to share more about the Online Curriculum Guides for the CDs. What are they, how can you use them to take the CD even farther, how do they help make the learning even more fun and educational? Travel with me to 19th century France to learn about the history behind Paul Dukas’ symphonic poem, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice!” The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Maestro Classics The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a symphonic poem (an orchestral piece that contains a story) written by 19th century French composer, Paul Dukas. The symphony, inspired

Music with Mike Mulligan from Maestro Classics (Review)

What do you get when you cross a favorite childhood tale with an orchestra? You get Maestro Classics. 😉 I’m making an effort to fit more music study into our week and one of the ways I’m doing that is with Maestro Classics cds. We’ve taken our kids to the orchestra before, and they enjoyed it okay, but the thing about Maestro Classics is that it brings the orchestra to your kids — both physically, but also on their level. I’ve had my eye on them for a long, long time, and we’re finally diving in and trying them out

Kicking Off the New Year, Live Animals, and Music ~ The ABC’s of Homeschooling

Here we are nearly 3 weeks into the new year and I haven’t done a single ABC’s of Homeschooling post! In fact, I haven’t done many posts at all! There’s been several things going on over here. We got back into school after a long break (sorta, more on that in a minute,) we got a baby cockatiel, we’ve been sick — not very fun, and we’ve got some new and exciting things planned for the 2nd half of the year. Let me catch you up on what’s going on at Faith Family Home School right now! Kicking Off the

My Childhood Favorite Christmas Album

I’m about to show my age here.. you ready?? When I was a kid… I used to listen to this Christmas album… on VINYL RECORD. Yup. There. I said it. Of course by that point, cassettes and walkmans were all the rage but we had quite a few records. (In fact, my parents still have some, I think they might even have the Christmas one.) I remember sitting in the living room listening to John Denver sing some of my favorite Christmas tunes along with some of my favorite Muppets and loving it. We giggled over “piggy pudding.” We belted